A loan of $350 helped a member to buy tobacco (for resale).


Djekafo Group's story

The members of the Djekafo group, all married women or widows, are on the average 38 years old, with three children. They all live in traditional extended families in the village of N’Dosouma, Sub-prefecture of Fana, Koulikoro Region (the second administrative region of Mali).

They know each other as relatives, neighbors and friends. They sell tobacco, various first-need items and fish.
The members of the Djekafo group are on the first solidarity loan, which will be used to buy tobacco, various first-need items and fish.

Tenin F., plans to buy tobacco from the wholesalers in Fana. She sells locally in her village and in the nearby areas, for cash and on credit, to a customer base composed of both men and women. She plans to achieve an average monthly income of 7,500 West African francs, which will be used to pay off her loan and provide for the needs of her children, with the rest reinvested in her business.

In this group: Papin , Setou , Dounamba, Tenin , Mamine , Kadia, Bintou, Foune , Magne, Konimba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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